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National Capital Exhibition

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The interactive displays allow visitors to discover the history of the National capital and learn about the events and people contributing to the development of Canberra as a unique modern capital city. The location of the Centre on Regatta Point provides a one of the best views of the Parliamentary Triangle, Captain Cook Memorial Jet and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge.

Visitors can discover why Canberra was chosen as the National capital above other towns which were put forward and learn about the Indigenous people of the area. You can find out about the winning entry for the design of the city and watch a film in the theatrette about The Story of Canberra which shows how Canberra became the symbol of the turning point in history when the six colonies united in 1901 to become a nation.

The displays are not only about history but do portray the future vision and plans for revitalizing the city.

The centre has a café and licensed restaurant. There is easy access car parking and a picnic area with BBQ under cover and shade. Disabled access and wheelchairs are available.

The centre is open from 9am to 5 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 4 pm on weekends. It is closed on most public holidays, Australia Day and Canberra Day excepted. There is no cost to enter the exhibition.


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